Youth Concerts have long been a favorite way to introduce children to the exhilarating experience of attending a live orchestral performance. The Symphony's first Youth Concerts were presented in 1977. The project always proves popular with students and has enthusiastic support and assistance from local music teachers. Because of the continuing support of area foundations, businesses and individual contributors, we can ensure that future generations experience our Youth Concerts and the thrill of symphonic music.
Please download information about the 2015 Youth Concerts by clicking on the following links:
2015 Youth Concert Invitation
General Information about the 2015 Youth Concerts
2015 Youth Concert Study Guide
YouTube links to the music that will be heard at the 2015 Youth Concerts
Activities Related to 4th and 5th grade Virginia State SOLs
*Bus and Car Driving Directions specific to the Youth Concerts*
Bus Drop-Off/Pick-Up/Car Park Map
Map of Grounds from parking/bus stop to Old Cabell Hall
2015 Seating Information
10:00 a.m. Seating Chart
Information about Entering at 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Seating Chart
Information about Entering at 11:30 a.m.
Information about Exiting the Concert Hall
2015 Youth Concert Evaluation
For further information about our outreach programs, please contact Elizabeth Roberts, Director of Youth Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the 2014 Youth Concerts - Score One for the Orchestra
The Charlottesville Symphony and Music Director Kate Tamarkin hosted the orchestra's annual Youth Concerts on October 16, 2014 with narrator Ray Roberts, former U.Va Cavalier offensive left tackle and pro football player. Students met all the instrument families and heard the orchestra perform music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Sousa, and Shostakovich. The narration emphasized teamwork by comparing a football team to the team of musicians who make up an orchestra.
The 2015 Youth Concerts are generously sponsored by the Charlottesville Symphony Society, the Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brown Fund for Youth Concerts, Wells Fargo the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia.